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  • Published
    February 5, 2021

    Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor Feb. 04

    About the Council's Main Street plan By many accounts, limiting traffic to one lane on Main Street was a disaster last summer, but that hasn't stopped the powers that be from pushing this on the public again this summer. While many of us shook our heads and made our comments online, in the end, the jersey barriers stayed and seemingly overnight, our DPW turned one of our state's most recognized downtowns into a ...

  • Published
    February 4, 2021

    A.D. Gray Committee drafts letter of intent

    The A.D. Gray Committee is drafting a letter of intent with Volunteers of America Northern New England to determine the next steps for moving forward with the purchase of the former school. The committee met Feb. 4 through Zoom to discuss revisions of the letter. The nonprofit hopes to build 32 units of affordable senior housing in the building, which has been unoccupied since 2009. Bruce Metrick, the chair of ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2021

    Recreation Committee pauses park proposal

    The Waldoboro Recreation Committee determined it needed more time and discussion before making a recommendation to the Select Board regarding a proposed park in the former A.D. Gray school property. Surran Pyne spearheaded the park proposal and brought it to the recreation committee's Jan. 27 meeting for consideration. Pyne presented the proposal to the select board previously and was advised to take the matter ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2021

    A. D. Gray debate continues

    The town of Waldoboro will continue to move forward with plans for senior housing in conjunction with Volunteers of America, despite a park proposal for the same space. The housing project was part of a nonbinding vote in November. Voters expressed approval of the sale of the A.D. Gray building to Volunteers of America for $1, with a vote of 2,303 in support and 536 votes against. Surran Pyne is spearheading the ...

  • Published
    November 5, 2020

    Waldoboro supports Volunteers of America project

    Waldoboro voters passed all four binding articles, and all six non-binding warrant items received support. The Volunteers of America senior housing project received a large majority of support. Waldoboro has not yet released all results from the Nov. 3 election. The refinancing of the town's outstanding lease agreements of $1,378,585 passed, with 1,617 yes to 946 no votes. Both changes to the land use ordinance ...

  • Published
    October 30, 2020

    Waldoboro continues A.D. Gray discussion

    Waldoboro continues to discuss uses for the former school building A.D. Gray, with a proposal from Volunteers of America being the current front-runner. Volunteers of America submitted a pre-application to the town in July for a 32-unit senior housing project. A public hearing on this proposal was held Oct. 27. The planning board and A.D. Gray committee heard other proposals, but according to Town Manager Julie ...

  • Published
    October 27, 2020

    Waldoboro offers non-binding election questions

    In addition to the state and national elections, Waldoboro voters have six questions described as “non-binding warrant articles.” The articles all involve funding potential projects around town, including a community center and renovations to the Municipal Office. Town Manager Julie Kiezer said the purpose of including these questions with the presidential election is to take advantage of high voter turnout to ...

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